Thursday, March 24, 2011

22 Weeks!

I've made it to 22 weeks! I feel like each week that passes is such an accomplishment, and I love the milestones because it means I'm one step closer to having that little baby in my arms and not my stomach!

This week has been a fairly uneventful one. I am still feeling my little papaya move all the time! It's funny because I feel like he moves so particularly... for example, when Duke was beating UNC about a week back, he was moving like crazy, and when I'm getting excited while watching tennis, he moves like crazy. It may just be me, but I'm convinced that this little man is already taking after Daddy and loves sports.

I'm still pretty achy too, and I hear that isn't going to get better anytime soon. I asked the midwife about it, because my entire abdominal wall would just ache at times and she said because I've never had a baby and because I'm so fit, my body is going to have to work hard to pull my abs apart as my baby grows. Well, thank you midwife! At least I still get to hear I'm "so fit" while I'm gaining pound after pound (maybe midwives are just trained to say that kind of stuff? haha). I also ache SO much when I sleep! I'm getting much better at sleeping on my side (not like I really have the choice of sleeping on my belly these days), but I think the weight of my belly stresses out my muscles. Whenever I wake up to go to the bathroom (which is often!) I am surprised by how much I hurt. I'm seriously thinking about investing in one of those Snoogle or Boppy pregnancy pillow... they are $50 but I hear they are worth it. Let's see if I can talk hubby into it!

Recently, Jordon and I have been challenging each other to get more into the word everyday. It's really important now as we really need to trust God with our situation and with the growth and development of our son. Well I decided to read a random Psalm the other day and stumbled upon psalm 139:13-16:

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

God created my little one :-) And He knows everything about Tyler's life already, so I suppose there is no use worrying in it right now. It's good to know someone much bigger and greater is in control.

I started reading Psalms out loud too, because I read that the baby can hear, particularly the sound of my voice, now. Last night he was definitely squirming about when I was reading, so I guess he likes it! I'm just so excited for this little guy to get here :-) Thanks to everyone for all of the encouragement... please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

1 comment:

  1. mandi, that makes me, as little tyler's grandma, very happy...i love him already too:)